Met S., 32, resides in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, an area known as one of Angkorean Temples. S. grows mushrooms to sell, earning an income of USD 5 per day. Her husband is a furniture repairman and seller, earning an income of USD 9 per day to help cover the family expenses. Each month, the family has to spend USD 90 on food and USD 27 on the other necessary expenses. S. is requesting a loan of USD 1000 to purchase a water pump to water the mushrooms. This will be her first loan from CREDIT, a long-standing Kiva partner.
KREDIT Microfinance Institution Plc., is one of Kiva’s most established partners in Southeast Asia. The organization empowers the economically-active poor and small entrepreneurs by providing inclusive financial services. Beyond loans, KREDIT offers low-income clients complementary training in debt management, savings and budgeting. In addition, KREDIT partners with NGOs to offer training in primary health care, agricultural techniques and HIV/AIDS awareness.
For more information on KREDIT, please visit its partner page. If you would like to engage more with KREDIT and its borrowers, you can also join its lending team, KREDIT MFI Cambodia.